2016 SF Bay Area Events & Lake Tahoe Event Calendar

Snowpals is celebrating our 17th anniversary: join SnowPals’ events to expand your circle of friends and meet skiers and snowboarders in your area for Tahoe trips.


Engage in our fun gatherings, some of which include pre-season kick-off parties(connect with season pass holders, ski lease organizers, ride share contacts), pizza meetups, beer / wine tastings and dining events. Meet SF Bay Area skiers and snowboarders for Tahoe trips.

if you’d like to help host(a great way to meet people) or co-host a fun informal mixer in your local area.

Upcoming featured event:

Join us for Warren Miller’s 67th ski and snowboard film tour showing with Snowpals’ exclusive pre-show pizza social on Saturday Nov 19, 2016. Here’s a great opportunity to meet local skiers and boarders to expand your circle of friends for Tahoe ride share and ski trips for the winter season.

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Lake Tahoe 2016 Event Calendar 

  • January 31, 2016

The Alpenglow 20km/10km/5km Freestyle Races

Choose from 3 beautiful 1-lap courses. A fun day of racing, with a fun after-party, awards ceremony, and meal.

  • February 6, 2016 to February 9, 2016

    Weekend includes scavenger hunts, live music including the Saint Gabriels Celestial Brass Band, Face  Painting and mask decorating.

  • February 6, 2016

    A perfect storm is descending upon Squaw Valley for a night of beats and revelry. Join us as Sunset Promotions transforms the Olympic Valley Lodge into a steamy French Quarter tavern at the 4th annual Mardi Squaw party at Squaw Valley.

  • February 13, 2016 to February 14, 2016

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Northstar!  There will beCupid’s Course Valentine’s Race on the Epic Mix Race Course. Guests can take Valentine’s Day pictures onthe mountain with our Epic Mix photographers, and they will receive an Epic Mixpin by skiing on Valentine’s Day. Thereare also food and drink specials throughout the Village.

  • February 13, 2016

    At this one-of-a-kind, black-tie optional event, over 360 guests, many with their canine companions, will be greeted by a Hollywood-style red carpet entry, immediately followed by the swankiest of champagne and hors d’oeuvre receptions complete with passed appetizers for your dogs, an elegant dining experience that only The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe could provide, music, dancing and unexpected entertainment!

  • February 13, 2016 to February 14, 2016

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Northstar!  There will beCupid’s Course Valentine’s Race on the Epic Mix Race Course. Guests can take Valentine’s Day pictures onthe mountain with our Epic Mix photographers, and they will receive an Epic Mixpin by skiing on Valentine’s Day. Thereare also food and drink specials throughout the Village.

  • February 13, 2016 to February 20, 2016

    Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is looking for superstars, so come out and win some medals! Events are for all ages and include ski and snowboard races, a sled pull and a mini terrain park event. Participates can sign up on the day of the event. The schedule of events will be posted online.

  • February 27, 2016

    Try the latest and greatest equipment from all the manufacturers, and rub elbows with the top athletes as they figure out the wax.

  • February 27, 2016 to February 28, 2016

    The Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is racing in it’s purest form. Big mountain freeride meets ski / boarder-cross action! Taking place at Kirkwood & Sugar Bowl, it’s head to head action four at a time, top to bottom, down a wide open course over natural terrain and snow conditions. This is the ultimate test of ski and riding skills. Open entry for 18 years old and up. Come take part in the fun and find out what you are made of.

  • March 3, 2016

    Join us for the official “opening ceremonies” at Gar Woods featuring the Queen coronation, live music, auction, and more!

  • March 5, 2016

    Enjoy our annual fireworks display at Squaw Valley Ski Resort!

  • March 5, 2016

    The Northstar Terrain Park Crew will build a custom jib in the beach area of the Village at Northstar. Over$1,000 of prizes will be given away to competitors. In addition to the RailJam, there will be a DJ, drink specials at Tavern 6330’ and TC’s, and raffle!

  • March 5, 2016 to March 6, 2016

    The Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is racing in it’s purest form. Big mountain freeride meets ski / boarder-cross action! Taking place at Kirkwood & Sugar Bowl, it’s head to head action four at a time, top to bottom, down a wide open course over natural terrain and snow conditions. This is the ultimate test of ski and riding skills. Open entry for 18 years old and up. Come take part in the fun and find out what you are made of.

  • March 6, 2016

    The Great Ski Race® is the main fund raising event for the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team, a non-profit all-volunteer organization. Team members, along with community supporters, organize The Great Ski Race®, which continues to be one of the largest Nordic ski races west of the Mississippi. Race proceeds are used primarily to purchase equipment for the Team, and to support winter survival and avalanche education programs sponsored and conducted by the Team.

  • March 9, 2016

    Join us at Truckee River Winery for our annual Wine n’ Ice sculpture event.

  • March 10, 2016 to March 13, 2016

    Watch the world’s best snowboard cross and ski cross athletes race down the course to be crowned champion at the USANA International Cross Cup.

  • March 17, 2016

    Scavenger Hunt, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and skiing Leprechaun. Live music, traditional Irish food and drink specials, green beer, and party on the patio at TC’s Pub.

  • March 24, 2016 to March 27, 2016

    National IFSA Junior Skiing & Boarding Events at Squaw Valley!

  • March 25, 2016

    Birthdays only come around once a year so we allow all of our guests to ski for free on their birthday. For those of you with birthdays that fall outside the ski season we celebrate UnBirthday Day! If your birthday falls anytime between April 11th through December 9th, join us on Friday, March 25th for a free lift ticket!

  • April 1, 2016

    The Rex Foundation is thrilled to host the 2nd annual Fire on the Mountain Vertical Challenge ski race at Squaw Valley. The vertical challenge is not just a race, but a test of your endurance and strategy, where successful teams will ski/ride in excess of 100,000 vertical feet!

  • April 10, 2016

    Join Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area for the annual end of season bash! Enjoy food and beverage specials, a bounce house, live music, plus the popular Boxing Match Rail Jam and the traditional Downhill Dummy event, in which teams build unique dummies to send sliding down the hill and off a massive jump.